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Category: Teacher sex abuse

January 13, 2021

Brian David Trostel, teacher accused of sexually abusing student

    Brian David Trostel, a teacher at Sherwood High School, has been charged with  29 charges of  sexual abuse of a child, according to court documents. Trostel, age 60,  lived in Portland and taught at Sherwood High. He turned himself in to Portland Police Bureau officers last week amid accusations of child sex abuse of a student.  The charges include; eight counts each of first- and second-degree, encouraging child sexual abuse, three counts of invasion of personal privacy in the second degree, two counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, and eight counts of […]
January 7, 2021

High School teacher in Ohio accused of child sex abuse against student

  The School District in Shaker Heights City announced last week that an employee at Onaway Elementary School was charged with felony child sex abuse.  Joan L. Meyer, 45, was the library media specialist at Onaway Elementary School  ad charges have been filed. Meyer is accused of sex crimes that began in 2009. She allegedly performed sexual acts with her student, a teenage boy, at Two Rivers Public Charter School.  One of her alleged victims, now age 24,  contacted her employer in June of 2019, according to records. The man contacted the principal of a school she had  worked at […]
November 20, 2020

Staff at Green Chimneys School in Brewster, NY accused of sexually abusing children

  Teachers and staff at the once prestigious Green Chimneys School in Brewster, NY are now being accused of  child abuse, including child sex abuse, spanning over the course of decades. Green Chimneys School describes itself as a school designed for students who have been unsuccessful in a traditional educational program and benefit from a small, structured and therapeutically supportive setting. It is not uncommon for  children that have special needs and easily  manipulated to be abused. Green Chimney School in Brewster, NY was a residential school for children that the NY Public School System could not handle. The Headmaster […]
November 4, 2020

Teacher accused of sexually abusing and sodomizing a minor

    Micca Watts Gordon, 36, of Shelbyville, a  Jefferson County Public Schools employee, is charged with  sexual abuse and sodomy of a minor. Gordon was a teacher at the all-male middle school W.E.B. Dubois Academy. She is  under investigation for allegations of sexual crimes involving a child under the age 16. She allegedly masturbated in the presence of a person under 16 years of age or while using the internet, between Aug. 25, 2019 and Nov. 19, 2019 Gordon attempted to have sexual intercourse with the teenager between Oct. 27 –  Nov. 19, 2019. A spokesperson for the Jefferson […]
September 17, 2020

Joseph Comperchio, former Catholic school teacher, accused of sexually abusing students 40 years ago

  Joseph Comperchio, a former Michigan Catholic school teacher,  has been accused of child sex abuse dating back 40 years ago.   Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office has been conducting an ongoing investigation  into clergy abuse. Comperchio, now age 66, was arrested this week in Fort Myers, Florida, on two counts of first-degree and four counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct.   Two of his alleged victims, now adults, said they were between 9 and 11 years old when abused decades ago, between 1974 – 1977.  Comperchio had taught drama and music at St. John Catholic School in Jackson at the […]
August 27, 2020

Henry Kolakoski, former teacher at Columbia High School, accused of sexually abusing students in the 1980’s

  Henry Kolakoski, a former teacher at Columbia High School until 2007, is accused of sexually abusing a student when he was the victim’s social studies teacher in the 1980’s. In the lawsuit against East Greenbush Central School District,  officials are accused of allegedly knowing about the abuse and still allowed a sexual predator to teach at the school. The former student, Robert Reese, accuses  Kolakoski of abusing him in school, at school events and at the teacher’s home in 1979 and 1980. Kolakoski surrendered his teaching license in 2007 amid an investigation by the State Education Department into his […]
August 25, 2020

William Dederick, Former Kingston High School Principal accused of sexually abusing student in the 1980’s

    William Dederick, a retired biology teacher and later, an administrator at Kingston High School  has been accused of sexually abusing a student on and off school property in the early 1980s. According to the lawsuit,  the Kingston school district allegedly knew about the sexual abuse  of the victim and possibly other victims. Dederick, and the school district are both named as defendants in the lawsuit. Dederick, now 78, who was an employee at the school for more than 33 years, still maintains his innocence and has been advised not to speak about the case. At the time the […]
August 11, 2020

NY elite private school Saint David named in lawsuit amidst child sexual abuse allegations

  Saint David’s School, an elite private school in Manhattan, is named in a $20 million lawsuit alleging sexual abuse of a former student by 3 staff members dating back years ago.  The former student, Anthony Filiberti, is the second victim to come forward alleging sexual abuse. The first alleged victim, Peter DeFeo, accused the former teachers of the school of molesting him when he was just 8 years old. He is now 59.  “Initially, it was incredibly pleasant. You ran around this donated mansion,” said Filiberti of the school. He is now age 60 an sugn under the Child […]
August 3, 2020

Robert “Bob” Rusch accused of sexually abusing female students when he was a teacher decades ago

      Nancy Smahl-Syrop, Jane Bedell and Sara Smahl, have all come out and  accused Robert “Bob” Rusch, their former Brooklyn private school teacher, of sexually abusing them on multiple occasions over four decades ago, when they were each only 12 years old. Rusch, was a seventh-grade teacher and advisor at the Woodard School in Brooklyn in the 1960’s-70’s when the alleged abuse occurred.  The court  documents say that Rusch “sexually abused and assaulted multiple children in addition to the above-named plaintiffs, a fact known to defendant Woodard … which fired defendant Rusch in 197,”. Rusch, 77,  now a […]
July 29, 2020

Christian Youth Theater faces sex abuse allegations

    Janie Russell Cox, The President  of San Diego’s Christian Youth Theater, which is known as CYT, confirmed there is credibility to sex abuse claims from students who have been coming forward recently on social media. The President of the CYT even said that one of the claims dating back years ago was from a close family member of hers. Part of a statement on  the Theater’s Facebook page said, “We are deeply saddened to learn about statements that have recently been made on social media involving former CYT students, and we want you to know that we take […]
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